Stories (re)told on Tales from Around the World

  • The Marble (coming soon!)
  • Polka-dot!
  • Tukama Tootles the Flute (from Antilles, Caribbean)
  • A Ride on the Red Mare’s Back (from Sweden)
  • The Full Belly Bowl
  • WATCH ALL of these STORIES ON Charlottesville's Public Access TV CHANNEL 13 !!!
  • Rainbow Crow (an Lenape Native American tale)
  • The Empty Pot (from China)
  • Magical Mice (from Japan)
  • Tasty Baby Belly Buttons (a fun story from Japan)
  • Kanji-Jo, the Nestlings (a Mende folktale from Liberia)

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Do you remember a special time when someone told you a story?

Hello! Think back... remember when you were very young? Can you recall a time when someone told you a story? Can you remember the story?

My Dad used to tell my brothers and I stories. Many of these stories were adventure tales involving the "eagle-birdie." Eagle-birdie traveled to strange places. Because eagle-birdie was a bird, he (she?) could fly high, high above and see things from a different angle.

I think my Dad told these stories for many reasons --
  • to make us sleepy
  • to teach us about the world
  • to teach us not to be too scared of the 'unknown.'
  • because he loved us
  • because he was (and is!) a wonderful person who found (finds) joy and mystery in many little things (and big things!) around us.

My Dad told fantastic stories! If you ever meet him, please ask him about the eagle-birdie!

["Thank you, Dad!" :D]

Do YOU have an early storytelling memory? Please post a message and share. Thanks!

Want to learn more?...

Tales from Around the World is the name of a NEW television show to be broadcast every Saturday morning at 11 a.m. on Channel 13, Public Access TV, from Charlottesville VA. ***SOON we hope to have podcasts for you here on this blog site, AND video streaming, too! Please keep checking!***

CPA-TV Director Cal Tate encouraged me (Holly Dilatush) to share stories -- he wanted a way to bring more joy and hope and FUN to viewers.

Each month we plan to tape a new show, sharing new stories.

Maybe one day you'll join us on the show?! We hope you'll also check the schedule (see the link below to CPA-TV) and watch the show often!